Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on since mid december, and he delivered it rather in a much different climate than he had four years ago, and he was dealing with two wars and also a financial crisis this time, the president used history to help define a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: and so it began. the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fel
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
headlines as well, but we have not heard from this woman, jill kelley, until now. think back to november and you'll remember the tampa woman, a volunteer military liaison who unwhit tingly blue the lid off the affair between then cia director david petraeus and his pro tow jay turned biographer paula broadwell. ms. kelley has broken her silence. she did so with how which kirtz. boy, did she ever break her silence. it turns out if you believe her version, we, the press, got a lot of things wrong, didn't be we? >> reporter: jill kelley is angry at the media coverage. it was a very emotional two-hour interview, actually, in which jill kelley talked about the things we got wrong, for example, the famous 30,000 e-mails between her and general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. i went along with this. she said there were a few hundred, they were mostly pained and not sexy and flirtatious. she said she sent those from a joint yahoo account she shared with her husband. >> well, now that's what stood out to me the most. other than the 30,000 e-mail program, having spent a lot of times
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
it collateral damage. the allegation was allen was exchanging inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. the tampa associatite who had allegedly been harassed by paula bro broadwell. suddenly, the story had growing national security implications. and allen's career was in jeopardy. he had just been nominated to be the supreme nato commander in europe. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold. >> reporter: but allen said he had done nothing wrong. the administration urged caution. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. >> reporter: that assessment was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kell
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
the hour. checking our top stories now, florida socialite jill kelley says paula broadwell, the mistress of former cia chief david petraeus tried to blackmail her according to cnn host howie kurtz. kelley tells kurtz her life is now a nightmare. >>> atari has filed for bankruptcy, the move intended to allow the u.s. company to break away from its unprofitable french parent company, atari u.s. is now looking for buyers for some of its assets, including the company's games catalogue. >>> and take a look at this, yes, that's exactly what it looks like, a massive boulder that has crashed into a home, happened in st. george, utah. the woman who was at home at the time was injured and she was taken to the hospital. she's since checked out but understandably, she decided to check into a motel to recover fully. it's not known what caused this boulder to come loose. >>> some in hollywood may want to censor a new book that claims to give an inside look at scientology from the perspective of one of its most famous defectors, aacademy award winning director paul hagus. cnn's miguel marquez explains.